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The mystical poet who can help you lead a better life

The 14th-Century Persian poet Hafiz’s work is not just very beautiful – it is useful too. Hafiz can teach us how to get the most out of our lives, writes Daniel Ladinsky.<p>Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) is one of the most beloved poets of the Persians, and is considered by many – from …

Spirituality

Philadelphia's new Revolutionary War museum will showcase the era's sights — and even the smell

History buffs will be able to peer into the eyes of a “most excellent likeness” of George Washington and get an actual whiff of the Revolutionary War when Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution opens this year.<p>Curators have scoured the country for the priceless artifacts to display in the …

Museums

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15 Super Smart Ways to Use the IKEA Kallax Bookcase

The IKEA Expedit (lately reborn as the Kallax) has, like a lot of classics, an incredibly simple design. And like a lot of IKEA pieces, it lends …

Furniture

So You Want to Read Epic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions – …

Books

Best of 2016: Top 17 Artists Who Have Revitalized Embroidery

Embroidery may be an ancient craft, but you’d never know it from these artists. The year 2016 has continued to see the rise (and enthusiasm) of hand-stitched creations. From hyperrealistic portraits to one-of-a-kind clothing to special stationary, embroidery takes many forms. Typically viewed as …

A Glimpse at the Quiet Life of a Montana Rancher

<i>John Hoiland</i><p>For the last three years Cynthia Matty-Huber has photographed ranchers across the state of Montana. Fascinated by the rugged lifestyle …

Amal Clooney's Street Style: Every Can't-Miss Outfit

Mrs. Clooney – who just had twins! – may have her first career in law, but her second is looking stunning every time she leaves the house. Her …

Amal Clooney
Home Decorating

This Interactive Map Of Music Genres Will Take Up The Rest Of Your Day

A Belgian architect has created a map that could be the Internet’s next great music source.<p>The word ‘map’ doesn’t quite do Musicmap justice. If it were merely a map, that would just be a chance to jokingly present Dubstep as the Port Moseby, Papua New Guinea of the music world. Instead, the new …

Paper Peep Shows Were The Virtual Reality Of The 19th Century

The fragile artifacts immersed their viewers in scenes of contemporary entertainment, much like VR promises to do today.<p>Long before Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the paper peep show–a small, layered diorama that expands like an accordion to create the illusion of depth–was a way for audiences in the …

15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August

The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, …

TÜBİTAK lisansüstü burs ödemelerini durdurdu

Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu (TÜBİTAK), OHAL nedeniyle yurt içi lisansüstü burs ödemelerinin durdurulduğunu açıkladı.<p>TÜBİTAK'ın …

Streetwear Rules at Berlin Fashion Week Spring 2017

This week, the fashion fleet departed Paris and landed at Berlin Fashion Week. So far, Berlin's giving us some good shoulder, with collarbone-skimming off-the-shoulder tops and loose, summery tanks. Though overwhelmingly cast in black, white, and ivory, a few pops of green, red, and royal blue here …

Clothing

George R.R. Martin asks Stephen King the one question we’ve all wondered

George R.R. Martin has been roundly (and unfairly) criticized by <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans for taking his sweet time with the sixth installment of <i>A Song of</i> …

Black and White Collages of Urban Scenes

American artist Mark Lewis creates stunning works that represent urban daily life scenes, with a mix of collage and of pencil drawing. The United …

Amazing London Street Photography

Nicholas Goodden est un photographe français et anglais basé à Londres, ainsi qu’un cinéaste créateur de cinemagraphs. Il est spécialisé dans la …

The Three Stages of Failure and How to Fix Them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

Motivation

Man Booker International prize serves up victory to The Vegetarian

Korean novelist Han Kang will share £50,000 prize with translator Deborah Smith, for ‘lyrical and lacerating’ story<p>• Audio: Han Kang explains The Vegetarian<p>South Korean author Han Kang and her translator Deborah Smith, who only began learning Korean seven years ago, have beaten writers including …

Are Handmade Clothes Really Better Than Machine Made Clothes?

As The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its new Costume Institute exhibition, Manus x Machina, we look at the true value of handmade vs. machine made fashion in the age of technology.<p>Since 2007, Google search interest for the term "handmade" has more than doubled worldwide. (The term "machine …

Flood-Like and Colorful Floor in an Exhibition

German artist Peter Zimmermann took advantage of an exhibition in his native city of Freiburg to experiment an original concept. As he wanted to …

London’s Big Dig Reveals Amazing Layers of History

Spurred by a building boom, archaeologists are plumbing the deep past of one of Europe’s oldest capitals.<p>This story appears in the February 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>In a brightly lit laboratory</b> above the Museum of London Archaeology(MOLA), conservator Luisa Duarte is gently …

Archaeology

Kate Middleton's Most Fashionable Looks

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

29 Styling Tricks That Look $$$, But Cost Close To Nothing

Would you believe us if we told you that you could make your clothing look three times more expensive using no money at all? It's true — tugging …